- The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Osman Sharabutu, earlier visited the Christ the King Catholic Church during the Easter celebration
- This was lauded by a lot of people as they believed it exhibited inter-faith tolerance
- This time around the clergy in the Ahafo region joined the Moslems during the visit of the vice president
The leadership of churches at Kukuom, in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, joined Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, to pray at the Kukuom Central Mosque.
Led by head pastor of the Methodist Church and chairman of the Association of Churches in Kukuom, Most Rev John Peprah, leaders of the Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Pentecost joined the Vice President after he performed the Zuhr prayers at the Kukuom mosque as part of the 2019 edition of the nationwide Ramadan tour.
In brief remarks at the mosque, Most Rev John Peprah urged Ghanaians to embrace people of different faiths in order to foster development in the country.
"Differences in faith should rather serve to unite the nation in an atmosphere of brotherly love and care, not as a source of conflict.
Our religious differences should not divide us. We all have our different beliefs. These differences should rather bring us together to develop and advance the nation. For us as leaders of the church, our prayer is that God, who chose to make you the leaders of this nation at this time, will help you to deliver on the assignment he has given you for this nation,” he said.
The church leaders also reiterated Vice president Bawumia’s call for tolerance among various religious faiths in Ghana, saying such acceptance was the bedrock for national development.
Vice President Bawumia commended the church leaders for their commitment to religious acceptance, maintaining that “many people don't realise that between Muslims and Christians there's actually more that unites us than divides us. There is more that unites us, the two religions than divides us.”
The Vice President had earlier called on the Paramount Chief of Kukuom, Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi II, at his palace to seek his counsel and blessings on his first ever visit to the town.
He also called on the Paramount Chief of Goaso, Nana Kwasi Bosomprah I.
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